Motive X

Written by Stefan Ahnhem, translated by Agnes Broome — Motive X is the third instalment in Swedish author Stefan Ahnhem’s successful Fabian Risk series and…

The Cabin

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — Best-selling Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst, the modern master of the police procedural, has penned another…

Little Siberia

Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s Little Siberia is far more than a peculiar crime caper – it has a far deeper meaning, which you’ll discover when…

Wolves at the Door

Gunnar Staalesen’s beleaguered PI Varg Veum is a perennial Nordic noir favourite and here the world-weary Norwegian PI is on another thankless mission. Escaping a…

The Silent War

Written by Andreas Norman, translated by Ian Giles — Andreas Norman’s second novel is a hybrid – equal parts espionage thriller and domestic noir. Things get…

Little Siberia

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In some ways, Little Siberia is reminiscent of Antti Tuomainen’s very first novel, The Healer, which…

Knife

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Neil Smith — Wallander, Salander and Beck are characters who sit at the top table of Scandinavian crime fiction,…

Wolves at the Door

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett —Considered to be the godfather of Nordic noir, Gunnar Staalasen is an icon in Norway, so much…

The Katharina Code

Jorn Lier Horst‘s quiet and methodical detective William Wisting – based partly on the author himself, who was an investigator for two decades – returns…

Council

Written by Snorri Kristjansson — This author started off his writing career with the Valhalla saga, a series of Viking fantasy novels. The Helga Finssdottir…

The Katharina Code

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — If you’re into Scandinavian crime fiction but not familiar with the William Wisting series by Norwegian…

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Time is on his side: Jorn Lier Horst

Crime fiction expert Craig Sisterson explores life, death and detection with Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst… The classic ‘first 48 hours are vital’ phrase so…

The Girl Without Skin

Mads Peder Nordbo goes medieval in Greenland with brutal murders and skinned victims in The Girl Without Skin, which follows tragedy-scarred Danish journalist Matthew Cave.…